Mary McCaffrey was born in 1794 in Fermanagh and
died in Arthur, Ontario, Canada on 2/01/1864.
They were married 1814 to 1816 in Fermanagh and
had the following children,
- Michael 1819 [Perth Scotland where Luke
- John b 1823 Fermanagh,
- James b 1825 Fermanagh,
- William b 1827 Fermanagh,
- Thomas b 1831 Fermanagh,
- Catherine b 1835 in Adjala, Ontario,
- Luke Arthur b 1837 in Ontario,
- Mary Ann b 1832 in Fermanagh.
They emigrated to Canada in 1832 or 3 and
obtained a land grant in Adjala, Ontario. Luke
was a Chelsea pensioner and rode 4 times per
year for his meagre cheque.
They were Catholics and are buried in an
early pioneer's cemetery in Arthur. I have a
photo of their grave stone. Also his discharge
papers show that he was paid to travel to
Lisnaskea from Enniskillen so I feel he Mary's
family may have lived around there. I also have
a record of Luke testifying at a trial at
Mcquires Bridge in 1827.
Harcuria which says it is a history of the
Harcourt's says that Luke Harcourt is a
descendent of one of the three brothers who came
to Ireland with William of Orange and stayed but
which brother ins unclear.
Luke is identified in Canada as a soldier and a
shoemaker. His eldest son Michael [my gg
grandfather] became a lawyer and a member of the
Canadian Parliament and two other sons became
Lawyers and one a Doctor. Not bad for a
I need help with Luke's parents and brothers
and sisters and the same for Mary. Three is a
rumour that one of his brothers immigrated to
Australia at the same time he came to Canada.
Luke and Mary are my ggg grandparents and I live
in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and have visited
Ireland several times.
Your assistance would be appreciated